New consortium at U of T to study environmental impacts on public health

With more than 80 per cent of Canada’s population living in cities and globally more people move into urban locales, there is an urgent need to learn how to design and modify cities to improve – not degrade – public health. So University of Toronto researchers have established the Canadian Urban Environmental Health Research Consortium (CANUE), made up of more than 80 environmental health experts in academia, government, NGOs and the private sector, who will work together on an urban health research program to improve understanding of how cities can evolve to optimize health. The consortium will be led by Jeffrey Brook, a principal investigator with SOCAAR. Read the full story.